Thursday, November 11, 2010


Beauty catches us by surprise and makes us wish for more!
(the sacred romance) 

  "The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of his hands"
(Psalm 19:1)

Veteran’s Day, 2010!  A day I will never forget! I can’t begin to explain the sense of awe I experienced at this sunset! It compelled me to pull off to the side of the road and take as many snaps as I could before it drifted away! Just the fact that I had my camera with me was amazing! The wonderment that filled my mind at that moment; the inexplicable joy that captured my heart and filled me from head to toe with excitement!  It wasn’t until after I snapped the first few that I realized the sky looked like a giant flag! :)  Oh how beautiful, this gift from God!  I felt Him saying “Happy Veteran’s Day America”!  I wanted to yell out, “LOOK everyone…Stop and look at this marvel in the sky! Can you imagine better timing of this incredible sunset?!”  Instead, I stayed quiet, snapping as many photo’s of this moment in time so that I could re-visit it again and again...and share it with you! 

Sunsets ~ Glorious Sunsets! 
I’ll never tire of God’s masterpieces on the canvas of His sky…
He paints us a new one every evening!

I could not let this day go by without pausing to reflect on the sacrifice that our men and women in uniform have made and are making on our behalf.  Freedom is not is paid for by the sacrificial acts of so many willing servants who love their country!  May God bless each and every one of our troops and their families. Thank you to those who have served in every generation and who are serving now! God Bless America!

Stars shine and stripes remind

The stars shine bright...
In the darkness of a foxhole,
Or in the glow of celebratory light…
By the fireworks we ignite.
Some forget just what happened in the dead of night,
As the stripes remind us of their wounds,
And blood shed for freedom’s sake,
Today, as well as yesterday…
Make no mistake
Of the sacrifice they make,
While children play,
And music serenades,
As the marching band
Leads our parade...
Let us not forget,  
 nor hesitate to give thanks
And to celebrate...
The freedoms won by our strong and brave
Of every race and every age...
May we never forget the sacrifice they made.
We salute them we bow
Our heads for grace,
And we take our place...
At the bountiful table
Preserved for us by a remembered face...
Some with us now,
And some we will wait to embrace!

(written by Lorraine Brown/copyright 2010)

I was excited to submit this photo to the Learning Never Stops
photo challenge today!

This week:  A photo that captures a moment your heart would like to remember, a photo that captures the ordinary of your ordinary,
or anything that says to you...
"this moment"!

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